Wednesday, February 06, 2013

District Attorney Reviewing Information About Bluff City Case
A legal dispute between Bluff City officials and Mayor Irene Wells has not been resolved. The case will now be reviewed by the Sullivan County district attorney general’s office. Wells continues her civil action suit against City Manager Judy Dulaney and others. She claims that the city charter was violated by appointing the clerk, recorder and finance director to the city manager position. A chancery court judge ordered the parties to try and resolve the issue in mediation but last weeks session provided no resolution. According to the city charter, the mayor serves as the city manager in the absence of a paid city manager. The mayor took other legal action against the city besides the civil action when she filed a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission alleging that racial slurs were used against her but that complaint was dismissed in November. Following failed mediation the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, the TBI and the FBI got involved in the Bluff City investigation. Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus is reviewing information he received concerning the case. (bg)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • TVA Board Approves Rate Increase
  • Charges Dropped Against Citizen Arrested at Greene County Public Meeting
  • Police Arrest a Joneborough Man for Stealing $10,000 of Merchandise from Employer
  • Food City Family Race Night Street Closures
  • City Expects Huge Returns from Pinnacle Development
  • Tony Stewart Will Not Race at Bristol
  • Staff Heartbroken as Bright's Zoo Baby Giraffe Dies
  • Intoxicated Man Arrested at Elementary School
  • Same Sex Marriage On Hold in VA
  • Former Bristol Executive Charged With Embezzlement
  • Huge Crowd Turns Out for Opening of The Pinnacle in Bristol
  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools



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